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Jul

How to watch minor meteor showers as summer endsThe only things you’ll need to see these meteor showers are your eyes or an internet connection.

How to watch minor meteor showers as summer ends
The only things you’ll need to see these meteor showers are your eyes or an internet connection.

18

Jul

Where’s the moon? Lunar sights of the late-night skyThe moon is rising nearly an hour later each night, making it difficult for folks to catch a glimpse.

Where’s the moon? Lunar sights of the late-night sky
The moon is rising nearly an hour later each night, making it difficult for folks to catch a glimpse.

11

Jul

Violent star explosion reveals origins of space dustGrains of cosmic dust interfere with scientific measurements, sometimes making it difficult for researchers to be accurate in their models of the universe.

Violent star explosion reveals origins of space dust
Grains of cosmic dust interfere with scientific measurements, sometimes making it difficult for researchers to be accurate in their models of the universe.

07

Jul

Spot the 3 largest constellations in the night skyIt’s fun spotting constellations, but some professional astronomers think of the constellations as nothing more than foolish old figures and would prefer that they be removed from almanacs.

Spot the 3 largest constellations in the night sky
It’s fun spotting constellations, but some professional astronomers think of the constellations as nothing more than foolish old figures and would prefer that they be removed from almanacs.

02

Jul

See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July’s night skyThese celestial sights can be spotted with telescopes, binoculars and even the unaided eye.

See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July’s night sky
These celestial sights can be spotted with telescopes, binoculars and even the unaided eye.

27

Jun

How to spot a scorpion in the night skyNot only is the constellation Scorpius a treat to behold, but it also contains some finest deep-sky objects you can see.

How to spot a scorpion in the night sky
Not only is the constellation Scorpius a treat to behold, but it also contains some finest deep-sky objects you can see.

22

May

Quiz: Do you know your constellations?Humans have always looked toward the heavens, trying to make sense of the stars. Are you a savvy stargazer? Test your knowledge of constellations, nearby galaxies and more!

Quiz: Do you know your constellations?
Humans have always looked toward the heavens, trying to make sense of the stars. Are you a savvy stargazer? Test your knowledge of constellations, nearby galaxies and more!

25

Apr

Venus and the moon shine together at dawn this weekendVenus will continue to linger the morning sky until August while the moon has an eclipse planned for Antarctica and Australia on April 28.

Venus and the moon shine together at dawn this weekend
Venus will continue to linger the morning sky until August while the moon has an eclipse planned for Antarctica and Australia on April 28.

15

Apr

Free apps for astronomy fansThe recent lunar eclipse has everyone sky-gazing. If you have a new-found interest in the stars, these apps will help you spot, name, and learn more about celestial bodies.

Free apps for astronomy fans
The recent lunar eclipse has everyone sky-gazing. If you have a new-found interest in the stars, these apps will help you spot, name, and learn more about celestial bodies.

08

Apr

How to spot Jupiter, Mars and more in April’s night skyJupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn and even Neptune will all be visible this month.

How to spot Jupiter, Mars and more in April’s night sky
Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn and even Neptune will all be visible this month.